I took a short walk around Howard County Conservancy’s Mt Pleasant Farm yesterday morning after delivering the reports of the conservation easement monitoring. This was probably the last trek there until January, so I took the opportunity to look around at the signs of winter. There were still some patches of snow in shady places and I realized this was the first time I’d been at Mt. Pleasant when there was snow on the ground.
Montjoy Barn has its doors closed. The ramp retained some snow.
The path to the meadow was soggy and icy at the same time.
I walked a little ways down toward the stream until I decided the wind was making it feel very cold. I did a quick zoom series on a round of hay in the field on the other side of the trees that mark where the stream divides the meadow from what’s beyond.
There was a large clump of grass with curly seed heads moving in the wind. I headed back toward the parking lot.
The high point of the walk about was tracks in the little bit of snow. There would have been more and better ones if I’d gotten there earlier.
Just as I turned to leave I noticed a fluffed cardinal in a tangle of branches. He was on his way to the bird feeders in the Honors Garden.